Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher says he believes his former club still need to find a replacement for former talisman Philippe Coutinho.
Coutinho left Anfield for Barcelona in January last year in a deal worth £142m and has had a relatively mixed start, winning his first ever top flight title but failing to thoroughly convince so far.
The Reds lacked a cutting edge in their 0-0 draw against Everton at the weekend and Carragher believes that's due to their lack of creativity in midfield.
Carragher said on Sky Sports via GiveMeSport: "Yes, in terms of the make-up of the midfield three but it isn't just a problem now, I think that was even a problem if you go back to the end of last season when Liverpool were doing so well in the Champions League.
"There were certain games, like the final of the Champions League, where you looked at the set-up and thought that they lacked just one player. They lost Coutinho last January and they never replaced him.
The Reds attempted to replace Coutinho with Lyon's Nabil Fekir but a long-term knee injury flared up during his medical which caused the deal to collapse.
Following their goalless draw at Goodison Park, Liverpool are now a point behind champions Manchester City with nine games to play.